Hot Bench

When a judge constantly interrupts the lawyers with questions while they are trying to make presentations it is called a "hot bench." The program Hot Bench is exactly that. A panel of three judges hear court cases and render verdicts. They frequently interrupt and even with each other. After hearing the case they go to a private room and decide who they believe. They then return and render their verdict.

Weekdays at 5:00 PM et/pt on Syndicated
4 Seasons, 498 Episodes
September 15, 2014
Drama, Reality
4.7/10
Cast: Tanya Acker, Patricia DiMango, Sonia Montejano, Michael Corriero
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Hot Bench
Episodes

Hot Bench Full Episode Guide

  • Former business associates fight over a rare but salvaged vehicle after it is towed; accusations of doctoring evidence and a smear campaign come into play.

  • A judge asks young ex-roommates to publicly share the life lessons they have learned after a failed attempt to live on their own; an ex-trucker, struggling with a gambling problem, borrows thousands of dollars from his boss.

  • A man and wife make the responsible choice to euthanize their dog after multiple violent attacks. Also: An unlicensed, uninsured driver rear-ends a motorcyclist propelling his vehicle into the middle of an intersection.

  • A father defends a son suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and an allegedly greedy landlord.

  • Underage drinking, a violent altercation and a broken lease come into play, but ex-best friends confess they are really fighting over a boy they both dated. Also: A woman pays almost double the value of a car that her cousin proceeds to total and refuses to compensate her for.

  • A woman accused of being angry and vindictive offers up a detailed list of everything her ex-boyfriend allegedly owes her. Also: A man involved in a fender bender accuses his fellow motorist of grossly inflating damages to his vehicle.

  • A man's artistic choices are called into question when he is dissatisfied with efforts to rid himself of an old tattoo. Also: Cousins fight over the sale of a car that is allegedly involved in a hit and run; bottles of alcohol and a story that doesn't make sense come into play.

  • Parents are disturbed that their neighbor is allegedly video taping their young girls; the neighbor claims he is only documenting their blaring music.

  • A motorist claims she was slammed in the middle of an intersection; the other driver accuses her of being a high-speed liar. Also: In a teenager's effort to look "fresh for the weekend," he purchases an $85 hoodie online from a high-school student but claims he never received it.

  • A 4 year old renames her new Maltiepoo "Jojo" but is at risk of losing her pet when adults fight over who has legal ownership of the dog.

  • A young woman says it is none of her landlord's business if she subleases her apartment and that her tenants were evicted for bad behavior.

  • A failed car negotiation leads a man to call the police and report it stolen; nine police cars and a K-9 unit roll in.

  • In what Judge DiMango calls the 'battle of the crazies," ex-roommates fight over threats of dog poisoning and alleged elder abuse.

  • A man denies trying to steal a single 50-cent cigarette but is beaten and charged with attempted robbery.

  • Brides-to-be chase down their DJ as he allegedly flees the wedding scene before fulfilling his promise to provide music. Also: When a woman sees her brother on vacation flashing money via Facebook, she goes after him for the 7K she allegedly loaned to him.

  • A woman accuses the father of her children of keeping their entire tax return instead of sharing half as he allegedly did when they were together. Also: When a ceiling allegedly begins to cave in over a woman's bed, she just moves to the living room instead of moving out.

  • The Judge is reluctant to give up little "Milly" who visits her on the bench; a dog breeder is accused of animal abuse in this Guinness Book of World Record's case.

  • A personal assistant accused of stealing 12K from her senior client; she says he's got it wrong because of his allegedly bad memory.

  • A man pleads with the mother of his three children for a clear channel of communication; she says he's just mad about their child custody and support.

  • An allegedly wild party, illegal drugs and a complete show of courtroom contempt come into play when ex-roommates call it quits. Also: A man sublets an apartment for his sister but allegedly neglects to give her new landlord a security check of any value.

  • A man claims an older co-worker wanted more than a friendship and only bailed him out of jail because she had ulterior motives. Also: A woman on her way to care for autistic children is allegedly charged by a large dog; the pet's owner says her dog was off leash but denies owing for damages.

  • A hunting guide claims that he offered a discounted 8K hunting trip before he went into rehab and was allegedly unable to fulfill his obligation.

  • An officer of the law testifies for a woman seeking restitution in a possible fraudulent car sale.

  • Damning text messages blow a case apart when a young woman who thought she was in a safe college environment is allegedly bullied and threatened. Also: A woman loans her lover thousands to fix his teeth; she is then accused of a revenge lawsuit for payback after she allegedly discovers he's cheating on her.

  • A senior gambler takes the Judges by surprise with her passionate fight over damaged rims on her car during a slot machine tourney.

  • A woman demands to be compensated when her daycare provider suddenly quits; alleged bullying by an 8 year old comes into play. Also: During an ice storm in Georgia, a motorist is accused of losing control and smashing into a mailbox; a false claim that video evidence exists garners a confession.

  • A pot smoker offers up a video that allegedly proves a new tenant brought a ghost into his home; a shocking voicemail comes into play.

  • When a relationship between two women ends badly, the police get involved over custody of a car title in both of their names. Also: When roommates refuse to take responsibility for carpet damage, "Kona" the hound mix is assigned blame.

  • A woman claims she caught her former friend wearing her earrings and says she also stole her mink coat and 20 pairs of Lululemon pants.

  • A woman accuses a former friend of racism when the cost of a trip to Jamaica is disputed; a damning text is introduced.

  • Heart-wrenching footage comes into play when pet owners dispute a vicious attack.

  • A gay couple goes online to find a third partner, but their polyamorous relationship is doomed.

  • A motorist sees a fleeting object and feels a thump, and he soon discovers that he has hit a pit bull in the street; female cousins start an Italian ice company only to accuse each other of being lousy business partners after they go under.

  • A grieving pet owner says his neighbor is a sadistic sociopath who intentionally shot and killed his dog.

  • A trip is aborted and women head back home after one of their children gets sick, so partygoers fight over expenses; a young boy is accused of flushing a toy and flooding an entire home, but his mother insists there were previous plumbing issues.

  • Ex-lovers fight over a shared birthday cruise and a mold inspection; and a dog is accused of attacking a neighbor's pet.

  • A teen takes the stand to share her efforts to soothe a dying pet that her bulldog killed; the dog's shock collar came into play too late.

  • A woman is accused of hurting herself in order to build an assault case against her ex-boyfriend; he is arrested and sues for damages.

  • A woman accuses her two tenants of smoking so much pot they burned furniture while they were high; the tenants say she is lying. Also: A woman's birthday celebration to Disneyland falls apart when her homeless ex-friend says she has no money to pay her back.

  • When a woman's home is condemned, she gives a friend power of attorney. Much to her surprise, she discovers he can run the rest of her life.

  • When a man allegedly sleeps in on Christmas morning, his family celebrates without him; his wife claims he was irate and demanded a divorce that afternoon.

  • A man offers up advice after suing the mother of his 3-year-old son for back rent; she accuses him of slapping her. Also: When a woman runs a red light, she hits a car that spins out of control and hits a parked car.

  • A comedy team perform a bit of their routine in the process of suing a restaurant owner for breaching their entertainment contract.

  • A dog-grooming business owner demands that a wall be built to separate her from an allegedly disruptive dry-cleaning business. Also: A woman is shocked when the back of her Buick LaCrosse blows out while she's driving; she blames an ex-friend for selling her a lemon.

  • A woman attempts to launch a professional careerin martial arts with financial aid from her ex-lover who was to share in future profits.

  • A man and his aunt are at odds over the funeral attire of his late mother; Judge DiMango doesn't hold back when she sees what two men have constructed to load a water tank onto a truck.

  • A refusal to fundraise, an allegedly denigrating form of discipline and women who want refunds come into play when cheerleading camp doesn't work out.

  • A man says he finally had to move out when his wife's spending got out of control; she claims he hasn't paid a bill in 20 years. Also: A nail technician creatively describes her age when referring to an alleged businesss partnership with a young stylist.

  • A young woman is overwhelmed with emotion when she is sued by her first love's father for allegedly breaking a lease. Also: Judge Acker is stunned by the enormity of ingratitude exhibited by a man who was provided for by an ex-friend for years.

  • A grief therapy group, a woman's ashes and an alleged suicide threat come into play when money is loaned.

  • An athlete's labor at a high-end restaurant ends in a lawsuit against her boss over bounced checks and a labor board dispute. Also: A veteran musician is accused of "ghosting" a newlywed after agreeing to perform at her wedding; he surprises her with an impromptu mini-performance.

  • A teacher for potential high-school dropouts claims one of his students stole his iPhone; the young man fears joining his father in county prison.

  • A young man asks his ex-girlfriend how it feels to know that other women are now sleeping with him on their old mattress. Also: The city comes down on a mechanic for "car hoarding," which forces a client to find a new space for the repair of his '51 Buick.

  • An angry young mother claims the father of her child went out to party the day their child was born and bought a car instead of paying rent. Also: When a man opts to leave town for a New Year's party, he allegedly loses his right to retrieve property he stored in his roommate's garage.

  • A handyman accused of substandard work brings in a witness who claims a dozen other workers have allegedly been scammed by the plaintiff.

  • A landlord has the nerve to charge a married couple for alleged property damage four months after they had left the premises and a new tenant had moved in. Also: While working at a client's home, a plumber is viciously attacked by their dog; the pet owner claims she warned him that her dog was a biter.

  • Two professional young women shock the judges with outrageous and violent behavior caught on tape and posted on social media.

  • An uninsured motorist admits she didn't see a teen driver when she made a left turn and caused a huge collision. Also: A young man offers up skimpy evidence when being sued by his cousin for allegedly taking serious advantage of his generosity.

  • Dog owners claim their pets are best friends but they become separated at an off-leash park and one is viciously attacked by a group of dogs. Also: A handshake agreement to build a deluxe BBQ smoker for travelling grilling competitions falls apart and vicious words are exchanged.

  • A man who tries to trick the judges with a fake I.D. is accused of stealing his ex-lover's car and trying to run her over with it.

  • Wife and Ex-Girlfriend Fight in Court!

  • I Brake for Ghosts!; When Yard Sales Attack!

  • Runway Brake Fail Disaster!; Flooding Fraud?!

  • An estate sales host in need of a van reaches out to a friend from church who allegedly sells a non-repairable, "burnt status" vehicle to her.

  • A violent fight breaks out when the cake lady allegedly makes a rude comment about the birthday girl and an offended cousin takes action. Also: A woman sues her landlord for furniture damage and stolen property when the home was tented for termites; the landlord says it's her own fault.

  • A landscaper accuses a former client of showering him with compliments but refusing to pay him; in an effort to recover her security deposit, a woman returns to her old apartment to take photos of her ex-landlord's repairs.

  • An author says her uncle intentionally destroyed an old TV that was to be used in an upcoming play; a woman admits she accidentally hit her boyfriend's car, causing $4,500 in damages, but says his attempt to fix it canceled their insurance claims.

  • A violence victim offers up a flimsy defense when she is charged with owing more than $3,000 in back utilities she reportedly promised to pay; drinking, drug use and filthiness come into play when ex-roommates fight over their living arrangement.

  • A woman says the car she lent to a friend was impounded and auctioned; a woman who was injured at work tries to cash her settlement check at her neighborhood grocery store.

  • A widow says she will donate her deceased husband's truck to charity rather than give it to the daughter who insists he left it to her; a college student surprises his roommates by taking off to Europe after telling them he had no rent money.

  • A woman with excellent credit says she was contacted by a collection agency for her daughter's unpaid bills; a new boat owner accuses a repairman of shoddy workmanship.

  • A single mother-of-two takes in a friend, only to be sued for concert tickets and thousands of dollars; an absentee landlord blames the presence of rats in his rental on a tenant's partying and leaving the garage door open.

  • The truth comes to light about the purchase of an engagement ring; a man admits he failed to inspect a 23-year-old camper before he paid for it.

  • A disabled man is allegedly scammed out of thousands of dollars; a woman seeks repayment after helping her sister.

  • A woman is accused of posting defamatory flyers about her sex life with an athlete; a woman who suffered domestic abuse tries to help out a friend in a similar situation.

  • A woman accuses an ex-friend of a string of lies to defraud her of money, but the judges find she is hiding a lie of her own; a young woman registers her unlicensed friend's car in her own name and is hit with thousands of dollars in parking tickets.

  • A man with PTSD and incapacitated from third-degree burns says he was powerless to help his pregnant daughter; a survivor of a DUI has a broken back and a barrage of emails from his best friend's wife when he is accused of reneging on a loan.

  • A repairman neglects to tell his client that one of his workers fell through her ceiling; a veteran city worker is accused of smoking pot and is evicted from her home after only seven days.

  • A repairman who touts his five-star online ratings is accused of stealing a woman's car; he accuses her of refusing to pay for repairs.

  • When a tree damages a woman's home, she claims she got the short end of the stick in a scheme to defraud an insurance company; a man admits he disrespected a friend's wife on her birthday because he was angry that they were driving his old vehicle.

  • A woman confesses that she lied about her past on her apartment application but denies owing more than $4,000 to the landlord; ex-coworkers are accused of taking their ongoing feud to the street in front of a church, and a man denies getting violent.

  • A woman claims her ex-roommate threatened to chop her into little pieces; Judge Corriero suggests that they might be from an "alternate universe."

  • Bored teens' adventure ends in a crash and thousands of dollars in damages; a restaurant owner's brother is accused of faulty plumbing.

  • Former club co-workers fight over an allegedly botched demolition job; a lawyer demands thousands in payback from her landlord.

  • A car dealer claims a woman owes him $50,000 as an investment in his company; ex-friends fight over the sale of a van.

  • Ex-friends dispute a truck's disappearance; a landlord says a woman damaged his property while she was moving out.

  • A woman says she was a bad mother when she left her stepchildren with an allegedly abusive father; her stepson sues her for a loan to start fresh.

  • After moving in together, a man and woman have a dispute over sleeping arrangements; after a dog fight at a no-leash park, a pet owner claims his German Shepard was labeled as vicious.

  • A landlord admits that he placed dog feces on a tenant's front porch; a dog gets away from its sitters and is hit by a car.

  • A 10-year-old is accused of strangling his four-year-old neighbor; their mothers fight over the alleged incident.

  • A beautiful coastal wedding is moved to a cramped inside space due to reportedly faulty equipment and bad service; a contractor doubles his original $10,000 job estimate, saying it was too dark when he surveyed the property originally.

  • A man hired to paint a classic convertible is accused of drag-racing the vehicle and botching the paint job; ex-tenants claim their landlord filed a retaliatory lawsuit over an attempted eviction and reportedly illegal water use.

  • A mother says she had no choice but to leave her child with a nanny for 15 months, then claims that the child was mistreated; when a woman sues an ex-business associate, he accuses her of making romantic advances and trying to sabotage profits.

  • After a young woman suffers a stroke, her mother organizes an online fundraiser and is accused of stealing thousands of dollars.

  • A poodle suffers a horrific mauling by a pit bull who reportedly terrorizes the entire neighborhood; an outrageous interest rate comes into play when custody of a 65-inch television divides a family.

  • Four children with two reportedly unfit parents are shuffled between family members who fight over their living expenses.

  • A newlywed says her cake was so ugly that her first instinct was to throw it to the floor during the cake-cutting ceremony; a landlord accuses tenants of being so dirty that they caused a rat infestation.

  • A felon admits to stealing half a million dollars and living the good life before being caught; his ex-girlfriend wants to be paid back for an alleged loan she made to him.

  • A young contractor is sued for poor workmanship; while serving time in prison, a man's bank account is drained.

  • A woman claims she awoke to find an elderly neighbor in her home staring at her from her bed; her neighbor demands payback for a loan.

  • In a heated battle over a camper, ex-friends dispute an agreement to share the vehicle; a landlord gives his ex-tenant a break but regrets his good deed when rent goes unpaid and carpet is destroyed.

  • A woman's claim for damages to her leased Mercedes outrages Judge Acker; the defendant admits that he was paying double what he should have paid.

  • After testifying against a contractor who she says threatened her mother, a fearful 16-year-old girl asks to be excused; the contractor denies verbally assaulting the family.

  • When Rumor the horse develops "contracted heels" and is unable to compete, the animal's new owner claims she was misled and swindled; when a woman sues her ex-lover for repayment of a loan, he insists that he paid her back in "services."

  • The judges try to get to the bottom of a loan-shark story when two veterans fight over thousands of dollars; a man sinks into a deep depression after the death of his mom, and his child's mother comes to his rescue.

  • A woman breaks into tears discussing the ex she says promised to marry her but instead stole her pain medications and wrecked her car.

  • When a woman chimes in with remodeling suggestions, her ex-lover-contractor accuses her of hostility and allegedly walks off the job. Also: A Pit Bull mix is accused of maliciously attacking a small dog; his owner claims his dog was only acting in self defense.

  • The Judges' vision is put to the test when a meticulous landlord goes after a young tenant for daring to attempt matching shades of white paint.case Also: A mechanic's answers change as quickly as the Judge questions him when he allegedly fails to repair a friend's car as promised.

  • When asked to pay rent arrears, a woman files for a restraining order against her aunt and claims she was assaulted. Also: A man accused of stealing his ex-lover's handgun resorts to mudslinging when she comes after him for a series of unpaid loans.

  • A boy admits to losing control of a go-kart and crashing into a neighbor's garage but accuses the neighbor of inflating the extent of the damage; a woman sues her ex-landlords for the return of money she paid out for a room she never moved into.

  • An artist recruits an influential customer to garnish rave online reviews, then is accused of shoddy craftsmanship; after a neighborhood home is sold, a woman rents to one of its ex-residents and quickly regrets her decision.

  • A man says his ex-lover sent a man called "The Beast" to scare him into paying back a $16,000 loan for a motorcycle; a landlord denies raising tenants' rent after they complained about a broken air conditioner in 115-degree weather.

  • A fireman who does custom engine work on the side is sued for thousands when an overhaul of a '71 Chevy Nova goes awry. Also: A mother insists that her boys didn't carve their names on the hood of a cousin's car; she denies spanking and yelling at them after the incident.

  • A woman's blind date ends with a drunken night of bar hopping and four slashed tires; she is also accused of stealing money from a drug deal.

  • Ex friends battle over thousands in unpaid cellphone bills; a young woman claims she was confused about the phone company's generous offer to pay her bill. Also: What begins as a simple drive to the fair, ends with an alleged jump from the car and call to the police; a surprise reconciliation comes into play.

  • When a young man "accidentally" pawns his neighbor's gaming equipment, he lies to police and is arrested. Also: A woman admits that she lied about being pregnant to her high-school lover; he says she continues to pursue him as an adult with gifts and alleged harassment.

  • A gay man's one-sided love affair ends with a disastrous trip to Europe to visit his aunt's grave; he claims his travel companion promised sex but only slept with other men.

  • Angry words are exchanged when a woman sues her brother over a jacket intended for the homeless; their elderly mother sheds tears throughout.

  • A homeless man is accused of stealing high-grade pot by his friend; he says there were pounds of weed in the freezer; a Dalmatian-Labrador mix is hit by a car while playing fetch; the dog's owner sues her stepson for his alleged carelessness.

  • After a violent felony arrest of a minor, a mother accuses his lawyer of showing up late for court; the Yale-educated lawyer begs to differ.

  • A woman sues a fellow motorist for allegedly sideswiping her while making a lane change; he offers up a wildly different story.

  • A woman admits that she knew her lover was wanted by authorities; she regrets bailing him out of jail after he gave a false name to police. Also: A man claims an equipment operator came after his family after a grossly exaggerated fender bender.

  • A family cruise turns potentially deadly when a boat starts to sink; passengers are rescued but a disgruntled boat buyer wants payback.

  • A woman accuses her hairstylist of ruining her custom-made wig; the stylist says she's just trying to scam her for a new one. Also: When a business owner's dreams of development fall apart, he sues a construction manager for allegedly incomplete work and unpaid permit fees.

  • A landlord accuses a tenant of destroying her property; the tenant claims the property was in shambles when she got there. Also: Sisters fight over an unpaid loan, a birthday party for their mother and finally, the cost of her memorial after she passed.

  • Scorned Ex-Lover Cheated On and Dumped?!

  • Blown-Out Engine Scam?!; Judge Corriero's Dating Rules!

  • Desperately Seeking Ling Ling the Pomeranian Puppy!; Storage Battle!

  • Passenger Sings for Deliverance!

  • A man claims his customized Yamaha went up in flames after an allegedly botched electrical repair.

  • A consignment worker sues her boss after she doesn't make the short list of employees to be paid after the store goes belly up; a man claims he only stayed two days in his new home because it wasn't clean and demands rent payback.

  • A woman recounts a harrowing tale after suffering injuries from an alleged German Shepard attack; the dog's owner says it could have been worse.

  • While in the privacy of his own yard, a Yorkie is allegedly attacked and blinded by a neighbor's Pit Bull in area that doesn't allow their ownership. Also: A baker claims she lost $125 a day for a month when her commercial rental sprung a leak; the landlord said it was for one day and she never paid rent.

  • A bride-to-be accuses a banquet-hall owner ofsneaking in an extra $1,000 in fees for her wedding space. Also: A mother of six demands that her sister-in-law pay her back for money loaned to buy a car; her sister-in-law says it was forgiven because she ran errands for her.

  • After being attacked by a homeless man, a performer becomes embroiled in an alleged pepper spray fight, crow bar attack and bible study' forgiveness' group.

  • A babysitter sues for thousands after only two days of work; she claims she had to take "rescue meds" to prevent seizures resulting from emotional distress. Also: A woman says her cousin was allegedly intoxicated when he took her car without permission and crashed into an 18-wheeler.

  • A man eagerly joins a friend's 'investment pool' only to discover that his $5000 has gone missing; rumors of a 'Ponzi scheme' come into play. Also: Amid allegations of cheating, a young man is accused of borrowing his lover's car, destroying it and abandoning it by the side of the road.

  • A young motorist confesses that he was too embarrassed to seek medical help after a 71-year-old man allegedly hit him in the face with a hammer. Also: A man claims his ex-wife's hostility over a motorcycle loan stems from the fact that he missed their son's middle school graduation.

  • When car brakes fail, a woman avoids oncoming traffic by ramming into a 91-year-old church; she floods the building causing over $10,000 in damages. Also: Retired body shop owners admit that they neglected to tell a customer that a matching paint job would cost extra.

  • A man is accused of ratting out a friend to police after an altercation over a girl; parents defend their incarcerated son in court.

  • A traffic jam in a party district leaves an uninsured motorist defending his souped-up truck and its alleged ramming into a small, packed Lyft vehicle. Also: A man exaggerates descriptions of his situation after being accused of breaking in and vandalizing an apartment he was turned down for.

  • A woman suffers a horrendous motorcycle accident only to allegedly be victimized by the friend who took her in. Also: A woman sues her mother for the return of a wedding ring; her mom tries to use an illegal recording as evidence against her.

  • A female lawyer is thrown out of court after an emotional fight over her dog's liability for the vicious death of a neighbor's cat.

  • A groomer is accused of dognapping a customer's pets; the animals' owners are accused of busting down a door to get them back.

  • Judge DiMango presses a woman on her statement regarding an assault by her boyfriend which she now denies; a man swears on the life of a loved one and puts down $60,000 in gold and jewelry as collateral for a $7,500 loan.

  • A mother of 11 has a surprising reaction to her daughter's assertion that she is the star child of the family and should be rewarded for her collegiate efforts; a man accuses his neighbor of shoddy work on his new storage shed.

  • A teen who took a friend's ATV for a ride, made a turn going 50 mph, and flipped and rolled, is sued for damages; a woman accuses a man of fraud when the car she purchases breaks down after two days and has 200,000 more miles than advertised.

  • A woman disagrees with her boyfriend's decision to have gastric bypass surgery, so he sues her for repayment of a loan; a disabled mom demands that her daughter's ex-lover pay back a $3,000 loan.

  • A 74-year-old Good Samaritan insists that he never bought the companionship of a 31-year-old woman whom allegedly owes him thousands in loans. Also: The botched sale of a used boat prompts the Judges to dispense wise words about the art of the deal.

  • After being evicted, a disabled senior claims she was never made aware that her fellow tenants were on a rent strike against management. Also: A disgruntled SUV owner claims his vehicle was ruined by feminine seat covers and rainbow stickers; the SUV's ex-owner says it was a death trap.

  • A woman claims she struck a deal with her landlord to clear out a living space in exchange for rent; she's accused of trashing valuable property. Also: A woman fears for her life when a firearm is drawn during an altercation at her new day spa

  • After multiple attacks, "Bandit" the Pit Bull is put down; a tearful dog owner is sued for thousands in vet bills and emotional distress.

  • Payback money allegedly goes missing after being put under a doormat in the middle of the night. Also: After meeting in culinary school, two friends make the mistake of loaning each other money; the Judges reach a speedy verdict.

  • The judges admonish a landlord for a security deposit delinquency after the landlord does the exact same thing to her tenant. Also: A woman sues her son for a loan to buy a TV but doesn't stay angry at him for long; the judges implore the young man to show a little gratitude.

  • A landlord posts flyers accusing his tenant of making off with his property at an unapproved yard sale; his tenant sues for defamation of character.

  • A phlebotomy technician has a little fun with the judges as he tries to collect on a loan from a friend; he admits he called his friend's family "garbage." Also: In a heated exchange over an allegedly bad hair weave, a teen's dad provides moral support.

  • A landlord is accused of discriminating against a young father with a large family; the judges take issue with a shoddy counterclaim.

  • Fractured ribs and a concussion are just two of the many injuries suffered by teen drivers when their uninsured cars collide on the way to school. Also: A 50K bail out, alleged domestic violence and Internet infidelity come into play when ex-friends end their relationship.

  • After meeting at rehab, two women become friends but end their relationship after a bender and a brutal car crash.

  • Young siblings offer up their lifetime savings to help their father’s workplace; when the business fails, their father tries to recoup their losses.

  • The judges face a young woman with an ‘atrocious attitude’ of entitlement after she takes a friend’s generosity for granted.

  • A woman accuses her ex-stepfather of entering her property without permission and taking her belongings; he claims she never paid rent.

  • A man claims he overheard a death threat targeting his beloved dog and later had to fend off a "butcher knife and screwdriver" attack.

  • A landlord says a former tenant left her home in shambles; a plaintiff's compliment to the judges has little effect on the outcome of her case when she sues a jobless friend for $3,000.

  • A self-proclaimed "temporary" landlord denies illegal activity and sues ex-tenants for damages; they claim the home was flooded before they moved in. Also: A young woman suffers an outrageous insult in court by a middle-aged man accused of slamming into her car.

  • Ex-fiancées fight over a Rolex, a BMW and an engagement ring when a 13-year relationship fails to end in happily ever after. Also: A "friendly sniff" between neighborhood dogs allegedly turns into a violent bite and body shake; pet owners dispute liability.

  • An unhappy ex-tenant claims a property manager's actions left her, her fiancé and their five children with nowhere to go; various circumstances come into play when ex-roommates fight.

  • A senior's prized anniversary pocket watch is allegedly torn apart by a small-business clock shop; a struggling young man can't make payments on a used car.

  • Foot Fetish Marrying Man?!

  • An angry pet owner storms out of the courtroom after listening to a pit bull owner allegedly lie about the vicious attack that scarred their dog.

  • Heart-wrenching footage of mauled Pekingese dragging himself across the floor comes into play when pet owners dispute a vicious attack. Also: A man's litany of excuses as to why he didn't pay back a dear friend fall on deaf ears when the judges set the record straight for a Good Samaritan.

  • A model leaves her job and moves to Los Angeles to be with a man who claims their relationship was doomed; she sues for moving costs. Also: When a woman tries to return a handmade hatchet to its rightful owner, the weapon is hurled at her car by an angry neighbor.

  • The reckless discharge of a loaded M4 rifle allegedly leaves six bullet holes in a woman's home; a young man reportedly flees the scene.

  • A landlord is accused of being ignorant of his responsibilities to a tenant; his list of wear-and-tear damages totals over $7000. Also: A football rivalry gets out of hand when a man takes offense at being called a "fake fan" of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • A landlord objects to a young couple's attempt to grow pot on his property in a state with legalized marijuana. Also: Ex-lovers fight over their former dog's medical bills and the reason for his illness.

  • Baked chicken instead of fried chicken, mis-matched napkins and no utensils leave a bride in tears and suing her wedding day chef. Also: Judge Acker lightens the mood when a woman going through bankruptcy cries over the goodwill she extended to a friend.

  • Mother Threatens Home Invasion?!

  • The alleged failure of an A-list rapper to enter the United States leaves an investor and promoter at odds when a concert falls through.

  • Longtime neighbors fight over a shoddy fence cover amidst allegations of harassment and property damage. Also: Feuding family members refuse to make amends over the balance owed on a Mini Cooper.

  • Odometer Rollback Roulette?!; Slumlord or Squatter Victim?

  • A woman claims priceless family heirlooms were thrown in the trash; her ex-roommate accuses her of being a hoarder with items of little value.

  • A woman regrets subleasing her apartment to a co-worker; his idea of moving out 'in a second' turns into a months-long, unpaid affair. Also: A waitress breaks down when talking about the way a new boss allegedly treated her; the friend who is suing her gives an encouraging hug mid-case.

  • Restraining orders, police action and child visitation come into play when alleged debts from a failed marriage are disputed.

  • A homeless man diagnosed with stage IV cancer claims he was assaulted and thrown out of a shelter when a former friend accused him of theft.

  • The judges are appalled by a young woman's treatment of her grandmother who loaned her thousands of dollars when she fell on hard times; a man claims he spent weeks in prison after being arrested for disorderly conduct.

  • A hair salon owner is accused of changing the locks to keep a departing stylist from returning, and the stylist sues for the return of property; a man's attempt to cover up a tattoo with a new one ends with police being called.

  • A woman with a permanent restraining order against her father claims he gave her money in order to try and win back his abused ex-wife.

  • A self-proclaimed minister accuses a neighbor of attacking her Christian character, and their argument escalates into a full-blown fight; a man's deal to barter handyman work for a used hot tub falls apart when the tub stops working properly.

  • A contractor apologizes for playing the race card when he is sued by a woman for sub-standard work.

  • A woman reveals unsavory details about her intimacy with the father of her child while his new girlfriend looks on; a landlord is shocked by accusations made by a former tenant who he says owes thousands in back rent.

  • A former missionary who tutors Syrian refugees accuses a fellow motorist of backing into her while she was looking for a handicap parking spot; a landlord accuses ex-tenants of stealing his identity in order to put utility bills in his name.

  • When the treatment of an expensive wig is at the center of a heated debate, the judges call on "Loretta" to settle the vendetta.

  • Half-naked and high as a kite is how an alleged victim of a hit-and-run describes his aggressor; a woman denies her child was exposed to pot smoke.

  • A teen claims she earned $1000 as a rapper's model for a week and asks her best friend to cash her paycheck; her best friend sues for the check value plus $2000 worth of emotional distress. Also: A used car salesman accuses a woman's ex-convict boyfriend of taking his BMW for a ride and never coming back.

  • A woman says football players and strippers were occupying the lakeside mansion she rented for a photo shoot of basketball models.

  • A veteran's thigh is exposed to reveal a barn owl tattoo that he claims went terribly wrong; the tattoo artists say he was wildly offensive.

  • An ex-con comes clean about a motorcycle deal, while his ex-wife marries his jail-mate and sells the cycle while he is in prison; a woman takes the law into her own hands by reneging on a deal to pay her cousin back for thousands in phone charges.

  • A doctor says his success in saving a man's leg from amputation was met with nonpayment and ingratitude; "most outrageous lawsuit ever," says Judge Acker.

  • Despite mounting evidence, a mother and her 12-year-old daughter refuse to accept that their Yorkshire terrier attacked a neighbor; a teenager offers to help his cousin move and ends up being accused of destroying her television.

  • A young man claims he was trying to help out an abused mother of two, but she says he wanted more than friendship; Lady the shepherd is accused of attacking and biting a neighbor and her dog and traumatizing an autistic onlooker.

  • Fearing for his life, a man evacuates his own home when an angry ex-girlfriend threatens to pistol whip him with a loaded gun.

  • Only a month after a woman moves in with her boyfriend, she allegedly discovers he's cheating on her and doing drugs; a phone for the financially-strapped is allegedly stolen while two friends are eating donuts, and the suspected thief denies being resentful of the phone.

  • A senior citizen dips into her hidden vacation fund to help her young friend overcome an allegedly abusive relationship; a car salesman claims he trusted his longtime friend and got stuck with a broken BMW, but she claims he never paid for it in full.

  • Judge Acker is appalled when a child is allegedly coached to testify about a violent assault between family members.

  • A woman says she spent thousands to build a high-end fence only to discover that a cheap lock had allegedly been installed on the wrong side; while driving and listening to a popular song about having a good day, a man is T-boned by an uninsured driver and thrown across the road.

  • A woman claims that violence in her home forced her to move out early, but her landlord claims that's no excuse to skip out on rent; a woman refuses to acknowledge her brother after his ex-girlfriend accuses her of kicking them out and throwing their clothes in the garbage.

  • A couple claim that instead of being paid to care for a friend's elderly mother, they were arrested for trespassing and thrown in jail; a man sues his ex-friend for the return of over $4,000 worth of his mother's belongings, but she claims he owed her money for storing it.

  • A man sues his former friend for dental bills after her Australian Shepherd allegedly head-butted him and chipped his tooth; a woman claims her friend came over with tears, two kids, and a dog and that she took them in only to be left with alleged property damage and harassment.

  • A handyman claims a female client walked out of the bathroom naked, but she insists that the only one being inappropriate was him; a woman accuses her brother of stealing money from her aunt's bank account, but he claims he used the money for his mother's funeral costs.

  • A teenager demands thousands in damages for emotional distress after her hand-tailored prom dress rips open on the big night.

  • A childcare provider claims she had to close her daycare after an ex-client allegedly bad-mouthed her to other parents. A tattoo artist accuses a client's husband of making vulgar comments while she was trying to work on his wife.

  • Neighbors fight over damages after they get rid of a possum pest. A dog owner sues for damages claiming the puppy had a congenital birth defect.

  • A mother is accused of cursing in front of a child over an alleged unpaid debt; she offers up an apology in court. A young man claims he suffered mental anguish when his childhood friend reneged on a truck deal and allegedly scrapped the vehicle.

  • A woman sues her contractor for breach of contract after delays due to rain, while he claims she sabotaged the project. A disgruntled tenant fears she won't receive the return of her deposit; her landlord claims she cleaned dirty carpets for a week.

  • A performer is accused of acting like a groupie instead of an up-and-coming star; he denies all charges and sues his publicist.

  • A man claims he was given a $5000 gift from his girlfriend's aunt to be eye candy for her and make her look good; a buyer alleges that the 12-year-old car he found online turned out to be a fire hazard, the seller claims he has evidence from a mechanic to prove otherwise.

  • A man returns home after caring for his elderly mother, and is shocked to discover accusations by his roommates of a common law marriage.

  • A man's efforts to pick up a hot tub he purchased end in failure, he accuses the salesperson of being uncooperative and demands his money back; an ex-boyfriend is accused of stealing $5000 from his ex-lover's glove compartment and bragging about it online.

  • A young woman wants to dip into the college fund her grandmother saved for her to repair her car, but Grandma says no way; a woman claims her landlord stole her medical marijuana and harassed her while she lived in allegedly subpar home.

  • A man is accused of ruining his sister's credit when he leaves her on the hook for a $4000 car loan; and a teenager claims her sister-in-law was trying to impress her new girlfriend by buying new sneakers on her dime.

  • A young woman shells out $6000 in cash to a family friend only to discover that the car she purchased had been labeled "salvaged" because of an accident. Also: a woman claims high-school kids broke into an allegedly abandoned trailer to do drugs; the owner begs to differ and demands payback after it is hauled away.

  • A Pomeranian allegedly dislocates his hip because his nail got caught in the carpet. Also: a dispute over a fence damaged by a fire.

  • A meat and fish salesman goes door-to-door and is offered a job by a "fast friend" who sues him for $2000 shortly thereafter; and a family being sued by their landlord claim they had no heat for months.

  • A woman claims she was wrongfully convicted and sent to jail because of a 12-year feud with her neighbor over a disputed property line; and an ex-lover seems more upset about the timing of a break-up than she is by a lawsuit brought against her for money allegedly owed.

  • A man behind on his rent to the tune of $5000 is thrown out of court for sparring with Judge Acker; and a woman sues her former boss for unpaid wages.

  • A German Shepherd is accused of killing a tiny Chihuahua; and a dispute over used vehicle that the buyer claims is a lemon.

  • A woman becomes hospitalized, saying her ex-lover assaulted her; a daycare provider sues a family for unpaid services.

  • A caregiver is accused of kidnapping two children and holding them until their parents paid her for her baby-sitting services.

  • An angry mother gets physical at a beauty salon, claiming her teenage daughter's weave has been botched.

  • A married, gay couple claim their landlord targeted them with bigotry and hate; the landlord sues for malicious destruction of property.

  • After a child's death, mourning parents dispute the cost of the funeral, headstone and possible property damage; Judge DiMango uses some choice words to describe a litigant accused of skipping out on rent, leaving a college student holding the bill.

  • A woman accuses a hairdresser of ruining a birthday "curl and style" of her wig, "Sasha"; a man and his son purchase a smoking, mufflerless 24-year-old car that they insist came with a 30-day warranty.

  • A grieving widow rescues her deceased husband's dog only to have it accused of a deadly attack on a neighbor's pet goats; a man must consider the financial value of home care provided by his children's mother while he works full time.

  • A woman and her teenage son claim their home was infested with pests, while their landlord claims they tried to push her over a banister; a man sues a fellow dog owner for vet bills resulting from a dog attack, and the efficacy of an electric fence is called into question.

  • A grandmother has trouble building a case against her former friend when she sues him for unpaid rent and utility bills; a woman calls in an expert arborist to testify that her neighbor's tree roots snaked onto her property and damaged her irrigation pipes.

  • A handyman is accused of retaliating against a homeowner who allegedly reneged on a renovate-to-own home deal.

  • A woman rents a home to accommodate her service animal, then claims the home is unacceptable; a man says the used Mercedes he purchased needs repairs.

  • A woman goes up against an estranged family member when baby-sitting fees and Boys and Girls Club registration fees are disputed.

  • A woman makes an effort to hire a minority contractor with good references but insists he failed to do his job and sues for a refund; a landlady says her ex-tenant was trying to scam FEMA after a flood supposedly damaged her property.

  • A woman says her ex-lover kicked her out of the house because she didn't lose enough weight.

  • A woman sues her former landlord for an illegal eviction and emotional distress due to allegedly untenable living conditions; a man claims his friend of 20 years made inappropriate passes at his son, but she claims he took financial advantage of her during a remodel.

  • An uninhabitable home on Pig Hollow is the source of contention between feuding ex-neighbors; profane text messages, disputed gift giving, and the care of a child come into play when ex-lovers call it quits.

  • A group road trip to Disneyworld ends in disaster when two buses break down, a hotel night is missed, and SUVs are called in for the return trip; a woman sues for three times the amount she is owed for a security deposit, but admits that she neglected to pay bills on time and overstayed her welcome.

  • Married landlords accuse ex-tenants of leaving their cats behind when they left; a woman claims she was blindsided when her boyfriend showed up with police to take her car.

  • A woman accuses ex-tenants of smoking pot and of leaving her home a mess, and she claims she has the pictures to prove it; when a man sues his former in-laws for an unpaid loan to buy a house, his father-in-law does the unexpected.

  • A woman designs a huge birdcage for her blueberries to keep them from being eaten by birds and accuses a friend of doing a shoddy job of building it; a young man admits that he took money from his girlfriend to buy a car but that she gifted it to him because she wanted to see him more.

  • When a home care worker becomes accused of providing substandard care, he claims to be a victim of gender bias; best friends no longer speak to each other after a heavy food trailer gets accused of damaging the truck towing it.

  • The judges compare before-and-after photos of artwork to determine if a man deserves money for pain and suffering due to an artist's work.

  • A friendly boat ride ends in accusations of fraud and forgery; fresh out of prison, a woman tries to make a new start, but says her landlord shut off her water and refused to pay for repairs.

  • A filmmaker accuses an employee of defaming his production company; desperate for a place to live, a woman moves into a condo despite feeling uncomfortable with her landlord's behavior.

  • A woman cites a debilitating stroke as defense against accusations that she damaged her ex-lover's trucks; a woman demands payback for a '98 Mustang.

  • Ex-roommates fight over a whopping $3,600 in toll fees; a man is sued for backing out of his driveway and into the parked car of his teen daughter's best friend.

  • A woman pleads guilty to auto theft but insists her boyfriend gave her permission to drive his car after an odd day trip fell apart; a woman regrets the day she reached out to make amends with her grandchild's mother.

  • A family member goes after a relative for unpaid services; a woman resorts to police help in order to recover a truck her former friend rented.

  • A woman celebrating her 46th birthday is left in the lurch when her private bus never shows up; a salon owner hires a recruiter to increase revenue but ends up suing her for breach of contract.

  • A woman dates a man she knows is seeing other people, and it doesn't end well when his personal belongings go missing; a responsible teen motorist confesses that he was at fault and offers to get a job to pay for damages to a fellow teen driver.

  • A man and his fiancé claim they were driven out of their apartment by a bug infestation; the only thing former roommates have in common is the amount of money they agree is owed to each other.

  • A mother insists that she treats her adopted-as-an-infant daughter the same as her other children when she sues her; a man accuses a fellow reverend of conning him regarding the sale of a building he wanted to convert to a church.

  • A woman accuses her former friend of moving in and causing chaos, while her ex-friend says she can do better than her current lover; a woman's memory goes on holiday when she's accused of skipping out on rent and destroying property.

  • A witness testifies on behalf of a man who claims a fellow motorist backed into him, but the defendant says there were no witnesses at the accident scene; a woman says her contractor asked her to overcharge him in order to get more insurance money.

  • A breakup a week before Valentine's Day leads to accusations of kicking a car at a gas station; after a woman comments on her boyfriend's new bathroom vanity, he stops payment on the check to the plumber who installed it.

  • A warehouse worker is hired to create a funeral program and blames the misspelling of the deceased man's name on sloppy cursive writing; after a man loses his home in a fire, he is accused of living rent-free with his girlfriend's son.

  • A woman is accused of threatening to poison a dog; a woman wants payback from her troubled sister after bailing her out of jail.

  • A luxury sports box, intense jealousy and accusations of improper behavior with a family member come into play when ex-lovers call it quits.

  • An elderly couple are accused of inappropriate behavior by their longtime handyman after they sue him for incomplete work; a woman says a friend used the woman's credit card to buy plane tickets to visit a sick relative.

  • Carpenter Jeff Devlin is recruited by Lisa and Tom to work on their 1737 stone home in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. They ask him to address two areas of the home, from different eras: the first floor, circa 1737, which they use as a mudroom and entryway; and the kitchen, which was built in the 1800s but looks straight out of the 1980s. Jeff and his team dig into the project, bringing unique historic elements into the entryway room and giving the kitchen an 1800s overhaul. They even look for a hidden hatch in the entryway floor, rumored to be a trapdoor used as part of the Underground Railroad.

  • A restaurant owner says a musician released a "hurricane of chaos and disorder" when he came to perform on New Year's Eve; a dispute over unpaid loans between ex-lovers takes an abrupt turn when a woman plays an incriminating phone message.

  • A young man testifies that a German shepherd dog suffered a broken leg after slamming into a dresser while under the care of the pet owner's friend; a struggling single mom is accused of taking financial advantage of a co-worker.

  • Despite fears that they are losing their baby on the way to the hospital, a couple deny driving over the speed limit; a café owner says a web designer's know-it-all attitude and poor workmanship caused him to end their business relationship.

  • Pet Hedgehog Death by Pneumonia! Stripped Out or Ripped Off?!

  • Calculated Cutting Rage?!

  • Mentor Mayhem!; Bald Spot Weave Disaster?!

  • Irreparable Damages!

  • Hero Dog Hit by Car?!; Reality Show Fail?

  • Malicious Baby Photo Deleting?!; Faulty Jet Ski Scam?!

  • Amateur pit-bull breeders fight over custody of three puppies when their litter is smaller than expected; a man's ex-fiance is accused of holding a hover board ransom for unpaid rent, and tricky texts from an unsuspecting source come into play.

  • A civil conversation between two fathers quickly escalates into a brawl involving lawn chairs and a baseball bat.

  • A woman is on the attack when she goes after her daughter for neglecting to repay a loan for EMT training; lovers' attempt to start a children's clothing business tears them apart.

  • When a man doesn't receive a refund fast enough he takes the law into his own hands and is sued for posting defamatory comments; a landlord refuses to return his tenants' security deposit because they broke his lawn-beautification rules.

  • A 59-year-old driver is accused of stalking and terrorizing a 25-year-old female client; he insists he's just trying to collect on a loan.

  • After a video depicting horrid living conditions is shown in court, a man feels compelled to apologize to the landlord who is suing him; a woman's passion for bingo is at the heart of a dispute between ex-lovers.

  • An injured dog, accusations of gun violence and credit card fraud come into play when ex-lovers fight over the destruction of property; happy trips to Mexico come to a halt when former friends fight over airline tickets and years of unpaid errands.

  • Unconditional Love for Injured Child; Man in Drag Stole My Bag!; Maximus Justice to the Rescue!; Co-Dependent Family Feud?

  • Con Man's Confidence Gives Him Away?; Daughter Knocks Out Mom's Teeth?!

  • Crazy Grand Larceny Coincidence; Emotional Eviction Distress!; You Ruined My Wedding Cake!

  • A veteran with PTSD is accused of turning a service dog into an attack dog who bites his son, a nurse and the mailman; when a pot smoker makes light of causing a collision with a fellow motorist, a judge sets him straight.

  • A father's earlobe is detached during a violent fight with his daughter's younger ex-boyfriend.

  • Death row inmates and unpaid wages come into play when a pastor's wife and her executive assistant fight over money; what starts as friendly hair styling between friends ends with wild accusations about hair extensions, napping and nudity.

  • A proud new homeowner learns he bought a home from someone who never owned the property; a grandmother shares a room with six others, while the grandson she raised after his mother was murdered borrows $5,000, lives large and doesn't pay her back.

  • A pit bull viciously attacks a Labrador retriever in a bank parking lot; a woman purchases a camper trailer from a man who keeps her money and then goes to prison; his parents resell the vehicle before she can pick it up.

  • A young father insists that his guilty plea to domestic assault charges was the only way he could avoid jail time and be with his children.

  • A man claims his intoxicated roommate taunted him and begged him to hit her, hoping the police would get involved and take him away; a mysterious accident leads to a mysteriously fraudulent money-order in an outrageous hit-and-run story.

  • A woman says she overheard her estranged tenant discuss how he planned to kill her dog and hit her in the head with a brick; a man says his brother ghosted his entire family and continues to ignore them because he is being asked to pay back a loan.

  • A woman receives a frightening video of her jealous lover with a gun to his head after she takes off for the weekend with her friends.

  • A driver blacks out and crashes her friend's uninsured car into a tree, then they fight over whose food run it was; a dog breeder is accused of euthanizing a labradoodle without the pet owner's permission and is sued for emotional distress.

  • A mother of three is accused of abandoning her rental home and leaving it in shambles, but she says her landlord was negligent; a medical emergency unites estranged family members under one roof, but an unpaid phone bill tears them apart.

  • Infidelity, bankruptcy and an unsigned confession come into play when ex-lovers fight over a loan; pit-bull owners say their pet is a victim of mistaken identity after a neighbor's terrier is viciously attacked.

  • A man spends years in jail after brutally injuring his ex but makes light of the situation when he is once again accused of violence; a defense contractor working in Afghanistan says his former tenant stole shrubbery from him while he was abroad.

  • A married man denies flirting with his business partner's girlfriend when he proposed a plan to flip cars; two young cousins try to flatter the judges into ruling in their favor when thousands are at stake in a battle over a bad living situation.

  • Partners in a dog-breeding business sue each other for fraud, breach of contract and defamation

  • A man who says he saved a teen mother from a dangerous area sues her years later for thousands of dollars in loans; a shared living situation ends in disturbing texts and accusations of harassment.

  • Exes are unable to manage a large household and end up fighting over personal property, a vehicle and restraining orders.

  • A struggling single mother is accused of defrauding a non-profit; a young couple admit to being uninsured at the time of a collision.

  • Ex-roommates fight over lost wages and stolen property; a woman's plan to hide a secret loan from her wife backfires when her friend of 20 years refuses to pay her back.

  • A dispute over damaged carnival equipment; after a dog is injured, a pet sitter defends her actions.

  • A woman rescues a horse only to discover that it is allegedly being abused and neglected at its new boarding location.

  • A man makes the mistake of letting a friend cash a check for him; a young man's derogatory text.

  • A pit bull's owner becomes accused of fleeing the scene after it attacks two other dogs; the owner of a Christmas tree lot sues his former neighbor for killing 450 of the trees with chemicals.

  • A landlady who entered a property to care for ducks faces accusations of spying on tenants; a man accuses his former business associate of theft that forced him to go out of business.

  • A mother-in-law sues for repayment of a loan; former friends fight over an 18-year-old truck.

  • A woman says a moldy home caused her and her children to suffer; a contractor admits he had never demolished a building before.

  • A teen's offer to get a car unstuck leads to a rescue by the fire department.

  • A woman says a drunken driver hit her horse and left it to die without reporting the incident; a man is accused of remotely wiping out the hard drive of a photographer's computer.

  • A man's former boss sues him for the cost of a truck; a young man's good will is negated by his four roommates.

  • A long-distance romance ends when a man sues his ex for the cost of a washer and dryer; a woman sues her former sister-in-law for pawning her late brother's possessions and damaging her property.

  • Feuding between a woman with a service dog and her neighbor involves 50 calls to animal control, suspicious vandalism and a suicide attempt.

  • A mother sues for emotional distress after her 4-year-old witnesses her getting beaten up by an angry woman over a botched sale of a vehicle; a woman says she lost $3,500 while moving from her mother's home to her boyfriend's mother's.

  • Longtime friends are involved in a petty fight over cereal, personal belongings and accusations of an illegal lockout; accused of stealing tools, a painter threatens to call the police on the man who hired him.

  • A friendship ends disastrously after a failed living arrangement; a salon owner says he was the victim of a bait-and-switch when he agreed to buy used barber-shop equipment.

  • A vet says his children were kidnapped and held for ransom in Tijuana; an uninsured driver is accused of racing through a stop sign and colliding with oncoming traffic, with two small children in her car.

  • A pit bull and a Rottweiler attack a tiny dog, causing it to have to be euthanized; a woman sues her son's friend for room and board.

  • A promoter accused of failing to publicize a fashion event; roommates fight over accusations of vapor use, uncleanliness and a scary boyfriend.

  • A life coach sues a dissatisfied ex-client for $6,000; a woman sues an ex-friend for the cost of a puppy.

  • An uninsured driver hits a young mother and her infant; a driving instructor says she refuses to continue lessons because of her student's bad driving.

  • A woman's car becomes involved in a hit and run after she lends it to her incarcerated son's girlfriend; after flying to Los Angeles for a party, a woman denies owing for travel.

  • A recent MBA grad says her $99 photo package ballooned into a $1,600 "scam" package; an unhappy client sues a hospitalized event planner.

  • A woman learns that her "emergency loan" to her boyfriend was for a $2,000 watch; a couple with a sick child are held hostage by a repairman's schedule.

  • A woman who had her eyebrows tinted ends up in urgent care with burning chemical pain.

  • Sisters accuse each other of fraud, abandonment and breach of contract; a teen says her designated driver attempted high-speed stunt driving and wrecked her car.

  • A disabled dad is at odds with his favorite daughter; a man says his children's mother bought a new car by fraudulently using his debit card.

  • Cats' owner regrets entrusting them to his new tenant; a young woman tells of her failed attempt to live with her mother.

  • A woman claims her cousin caused her to lose her job; a woman says her mechanic damaged her car and held it hostage.

  • A man accuses his sister of wrecking his car; a child is upset by accusations of inappropriate behavior regarding a cell phone.

  • A woman accuses her landlord of treating his foreign-born bride poorly.

  • A 7-year-old testifies that her family's car was shaky after a mechanic told them it was fixed; a man calls his girlfriend a stalker after she shows up at his workplace to collect money owed.

  • A rapper's talent manager is accused of breaching a contract; a woman says she was accused of child abuse after trying to collect on one of her day-care clients' past due accounts.

  • A driver accused of a hit-and-run spins an absurd yarn about a stranger stealing her car while she was asleep; a woman with a brain tumor demands that her former friend repay her more than $3,000 owed in child-care fees.

  • A cabbie chases down and apprehends a teen he says threw a rock at his car and shattered the windshield as he was driving.

  • A credit repairman is accused of failing to improve a client's financial record; a woman says a graphic designer's jealous girlfriend got in the way of a business transaction.

  • A woman says her lone friend turned violent on her when she reached out to help him; a cyclist denies hitting a parked car.

  • A bank executive signs for a $27,000 personal car loan for a new boyfriend, despite knowing he has bad credit; boyfriends accuse a former roommate of selling their couch without permission.

  • A model accuses a photographer of stealing her clothing.

  • An antique-store owner sues a woman who inherited 300 dolls; a young man is caught between his girlfriend, her angry mother and payback for a shared car.

  • A dramatic May-September romance involves jewelry, cosmetic surgery and heartbreak.

  • Guest Judge Judy rules on a case of homelessness, dementia and a sympathetic landlord; guest Judge Jerry Sheindlin rules in a case of a widow's sentiment overcoming reason.

  • Guest Judge Judy Sheindlin presides over a case involving accusations of domestic violence, police intervention and self-help justice.

  • A man involved in a late-night car crash offers up an explanation for his run-in with an attractive woman; when a man's ex-mistress sues him for repayment of loans, he accuses her of making trouble with his wife.

  • Reunited siblings fight over a bail bond and a down payment on a house; a female defendant says a lawsuit was filed only because she showed no romantic interest in the plaintiff.

  • A woman says both the father and grandmother of her children abused her.

  • A miniature American Eskimo dog is accused of injuring multiple workers; a day care provider says her former friend stopped paying for child care.

  • A good Samaritan gets caught in the middle when a robbery victim lures a criminal into police custody; landlords say a former tenant threw a tantrum over her lease and left the place filthy.

  • A young man tries to embarrass his counselor in front of his wife; a weave causes a teen's hair to fall out.

  • A woman sues her diabetic son for living expenses; a woman accuses her ex of running off with her half of their security deposit.

  • A teen who crushed a woman's dream car and fled the scene cites police bias; a woman is accused of spending a tax refund she was supposed to use to repay a debt.

  • A breeder denies dognapping for reward money; a young man says a drunken minor broke his phone.

  • A concerned relative stages a surprise intervention at his cousin's workplace; a mother denies putting her children at risk when she hires a drug-abusing friend as their live-in baby sitter.

  • A landlord stands accused of locking out a tenant because of subpar efforts to clean up an apartment; trying to prove that his former roommate was a volatile drinker, a man submits evidence pointing to his own anger issues.

  • A woman pays for a used vehicle, only to be told she may never get it; three wildly different stories come into play when a man repossesses a dilapidated car.

  • A woman, her boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend fight over ownership of a mobile home; a grandmother regrets basing her decision to move into a property on the romance between her teen grandson and his girlfriend.

  • A woman allegedly locks her ex-business partner out of his website and redirects potential clients to a cheaters' website; a man and a woman move in together 16 days after meeting and fight over hot tempers and abandoned property.

  • A girlfriend's wanting to move in ruins a comfortable living arrangement; a man steals the keys from his lover, who tries to leave him on the highway after a heated fight.

  • A woman says she caught pneumonia in an uninhabitably cold rental unit; a family's race to get a child to the hospital ends in a wreck.

  • A child tells about a vicious attack in which her Rottweiler allegedly mauled two other dogs; a teen in charge of three children gets accused of moving her boyfriend in, smoking, and eating the family's food.

  • A man's car is keyed days after he gets a protective order against a former lover, but she says there would have been more damage if she was involved; upon coming home from work, a man discovers his landlord has taken in 10 cats.

  • Nonprofit organizations fight over damages when a man backs out of a charity event; a woman who was mauled by an unleashed dog has difficulty locating the animal's owner.

  • A woman's boyfriend allegedly kicked in a car's windshield when her 3-year-old daughter was in the car; a man says he was forced to evict a destitute friend because of unpaid rent.

  • A man damages a neighbor's car when he jumps after being scared by a "vicious" dog; a woman sues a hairstylist for emotional distress, claiming the defendant caused her hair to fall out; Judge Acker clarifies a common misconception.

  • A woman says a replacement car a mechanic gave her endangered the lives of her and her child; a boat's owner sues a young man who tried to salvage the abandoned vessel.

  • A mother admits to sending a sick child to school; a college student sues her ex for thousands of dollars she says she paid to send her to school.

  • Exes are accused of making up a shaky "lost wallet" story; a smartphone video contradicts a young man's description of a crash on a deserted highway.

  • Drug use, theft and the police are parts of the narrative when a lawyer sues her former tenant.

  • A security officer regrets co-signing a car loan for her younger sister; a woman funds her boyfriend's trip to see his children only to be accused of tagging along.

  • A young woman discovers that her friend charged more than $10,000 on her credit card while she was hospitalized; a woman accuses her down-and-out live-in boyfriend of stealing her designer bags.

  • A woman blames her children's father for the loss of her car; a young woman takes out a loan with 215 percent interest to get her boyfriend's car out of impound.

  • A woman blames her landlords for causing her teen to miss out on senior pictures and the prom; a custom-made picnic table ends a friendship.

  • An angry landlady cites felony assaults and many other offenses; a couple breaks up after co-signing a 36-month car lease.

  • A man who crashed a car offers a wacky defense; a jogger claims expensive medical bills after being attacked by an unleashed border collie.

  • A guarantee of a Christian work environment is compromised by the boss's extramarital affair with a co-worker; a lawyer is accused of defrauding the government after helping a subsidized tenant.

  • A child-care worker defends spraying a child with water; roommates make accusations after a woman objects to a house party.

  • An elderly rebel says illegal attempts were made to silence him when he stopped construction of a "monstrosity" next to his home.

  • A single father sues his children's mother for the return of his video games; a former friend crashes a young woman's car and refuses to explain what happened.

  • A foster mother says she spent more than $5,000 to care for her foster daughter's child while she was in jail; a decade-long relationship ends with a battle over a $2,000 bed set.

  • A stunt driver thinks his own son busted 17 windows out of three of his classic cars.

  • A woman is bitten in the face by a rescue dog; an epileptic woman says she bailed on a lease because her roommate's erratic behavior caused her anxiety.

  • A woman who sufferd a miscarriage and is sent vindictive texts by a jealous ex, takes out her anger on the baby's father; a woman admits she continued to lend her cheating ex-boyfriend money; he says she is a controlling gift-giver.

  • A woman denies owing her ex-fiance's parents for a minivan; a motorcycle-buyer says the seller's ex-wife refused to hand over the title.

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